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    9 Ways to Make a Good First Impression

    9 Ways to Make a Good First Impression
    Meeting new people and starting conversations is often challenging. It can be difficult to enter a room and view strangers everywhere you turn. Meeting all these people and engaging in conversation with them can be exhausting and overwhelming. But it does not have to be this way. Skilled conversationalists turn business and social interactions into opportunities for making a good first ...
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    13 Networking Mistakes

    13  Networking Mistakes
    You wouldn't wear jeans to a job interview, but do you pay as much attention to job-hunting etiquette when networking? Everyone talks about networking but few realize how to do it well. Most people start networking when they start looking for a job. In any job market (and especially this one), a network will provide you with more opportunities and more ...
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    Don't Be a Networking Jerk

    Don't Be a Networking Jerk
    When I give talks to students in college and grad school, they always ask me: What are the secrets to success? What are the unspoken rules for making it big? "So you want the inside scoop," I respond. "Fair enough. I'll sum up the key to success in one word: Generosity." They are shocked, because they thought I'd help them learn ...
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    Networking 101

    Networking 101
    There is more to networking than running around a room collecting business cards. Effective networking is an art, not a science. Put your networking plan into place today, and you will soon reap the rewards by being well-connected in your community. h2. The Importance of Networking A vast number of job openings never make it to the newspaper or job boards. ...
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    Networking Confidential

    Networking Confidential
    It's a conundrum faced by many, if not most, job seekers: You want to cultivate all the connections you can to maximize your chances of plugging into the best career opportunities. But the more word gets out about you, the more chance your exit strategy will get back to the boss. Even professionals in industries rife with job hoppers are careful ...
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    Create a Personal Networking Plan

    Create a Personal Networking Plan
    Creating a structured plan and process is vital to any successful venture, whether launching a new business, orchestrating an organizational turnaround or managing your job search networking campaign. It is critical that you clearly identify your network contacts, develop a personalized networking plan and build an administrative process to manage it all. Before starting to create a two-tiered networking system, remember ...
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    Sell Yourself with Networking

    Sell Yourself with Networking
    Sales is about making connections, though not just with customers. Your long-term success as a salesperson depends on your ability to collaborate with others. Networking, whether it involves securing employment, generating business leads or seeking professional advice, yields immeasurable rewards. Many salespeople find it tough to commit the time necessary for effective networking. These tips will help you fit some key ...
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    Building Rapport: A 7-Point Plan

    Rapport is the most important process in influencing others. It is vital if you want to maintain relationships. Without it, you are unlikely to achieve willing agreement to what you want. People who have excellent rapport with others create harmonious relationships based on trust and understanding of mutual needs. Rapport is the cornerstone of all mutually effective relationships. It needs constant ...
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    Unique Networks for Women: How to Leverage What You've Got

    Unique Networks for Women: How to Leverage What You've Got
    Between two jobs, a 3-year-old son, a marriage, a house in mid-renovation and elder-care responsibilities, Susan Diachisin doesn't have the time to fill out a name tag, let alone attend events or make networking rounds at work. Lucky for her - and her career - she isn't afraid to network outside traditional arenas. Today, women are busier than ever. The silver ...
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    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot

    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot
    Securing a new job is akin to a successful product launching! All the time spent running a well-organized marketing campaign and now the product is in the market. Well…you’ve landed your new job! As in the product launch, you want to continually work on product positioning and posturing for long term success, right? Likewise, you want to do so for your ...
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    12 Steps to Making the World Your Networking Function

    12 Steps to Making the World Your Networking Function
    h2. 12 Steps 1. Be referable don’t gather contacts or push for referrals 2. Be interested not interesting 3. You can’t have 200 best friends – prioritize 4. Add value with your network 5. Bank your equity (with the right people) Click Play below to Listen to the podcast for this article 6. It’s a small town 7. Map and seek ...
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    You Never Know Whom They Know

    You Never Know Whom They Know
    We don't walk around wearing signs displaying the names of everyone we know. It would probably shock you to learn about some of the influential people your best friend knows but hasn't told you about. You can't assume that your friend, acquaintance or referral partner doesn't have powerful contacts that can help you-or your business-in important ways. Never underestimate the depth ...
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    Small Talk=Success: 10 Tips

    [photo:42331] Stanford University School of Business conducted a study that monitored a group of MBAs 10 years after graduation. What did they learn? That their ability to converse had a huge impact on their success and grade point averages had no bearing whatsoever. These are not traditional public speaking skills, but the way you interact with people less formally. The ability ...
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    Why and How to Start a Women's Network at Your Company

    Why and How to Start a Women's Network at Your Company
    A recent report from sociologists at Harvard, University of Minnesota and University of California, Berkeley showed that diversity training and networking alone are failing to help companies recruit or retain women and other minority groups. What works? Coalitions that actively engage women in the company’s present and future. At your company, you can start a women’s initiative: An organization that asks ...
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    Business Etiquette Abroad

    Business Etiquette Abroad
    "Etiquette would not seem to play an important part in business, and yet no man can ever tell when its knowledge may be of advantage, or its lack may turn the scale against him." - Emily Post, 1922 Although the face of business has changed drastically since 1922, when Emily Post wrote the words above, the secret power of etiquette ...
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    Get More Business Through the Back Door than the Front Door

    Get More Business Through the Back Door than the Front Door
    “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” Ralph Waldo Emerson It seems everyone is trying to get more business today—now more than ever. Yes, we in small businesses are constantly working the phones, pounding the streets and doing what we can to generate new business regularly. Today it is heightened because of the state of the economy. ...
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    Be the Star of Your Own Network

    Be the Star of Your Own Network
    How would you like to establish yourself as the hub of an expanding network? Organizing and hosting your own networking events is a smart way to accomplish this. Why should you host an event? First, you will take charge of meeting new people and expanding your network. Second, you establish yourself as a connector, creating a reason for people to want ...
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    What Kind of Networker Are You?

    Before you even begin to look at engaging seriously in networking efforts, it is useful to look at your own temperament or disposition. This is the individual’s internal desire to network and to find value and enjoyment from the whole process of building relationships. For some people this will be an almost irrelevant issue to debate. Their motivation to want ...
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    How to Create a Network Map

    How to Create a Network Map
    There is ultimately no better way to start networking than to try it for real. The easiest way to do this to commence with the people you already know, rather than to find new ones. One highly beneficial task you can undertake at the outset is to map or chart your contacts. This mapping can be done in a number of ...
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    13 Networking Mistakes

    1. Waiting Networking is not an altruistic endeavor. You may want a job, but a contact wants something in return. If you start networking when you start looking for a new job, you're probably too late. Potential contacts will think, "Why should I help you? You're just looking for a job. What's in it for me?" Effective networking means creating contacts ...
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